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"Thinking to Presti-Lagoya duo, Abreu duo and Assad duo, we think that the inseparable Italian/American pair will be successfully on the same line as this important progeny, becoming their filological equivalent."   Musica magazine

". . . precise, well-ballanced ensemble . . . charming and discriminating . . . " Jack Dressler, Charleston Post and Courier

"Douglas James and Pasquale Rucco played original 19th century guitars with gut strings for a delightful concert of music from the same era. . . "   Richard Long, Soundboard

"Every phrase was well balanced and each nuance was precise and lovely. Despite distractions, like an unfortunate mid-performance ringing cell phone and squeaky chairs, the duo was able to captivate the audience throughout the night." Oberlin Review

"The Duo is adept at delivering these large-scale works with apparent ease - though it can't be easy - and creating contrasts, multiple voicing, shimmering scales, and the grand landscape of symphonic music in a most convincing way. . . . I have said before, there is an apparent dichotomy between the presentation of these seemingly light and soft instruments when matched with large-scale orchestral writing. Odd that it seems to work perfectly - on purpose - and as though you couldn't imagine it any other way! On second thought, maybe these guys are just good." Roger Cope, Classical Voice of North Carolina